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I was really lucky this Christmas and received lots of gorgeous presents from friends and family. I love perfume and am especially fond of my bottle of L'eau d'Issey. The perfume was created in 1992 by the Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake and the innovative bottle design was apparently based on Miyakes view of the Iffle tower as seen from his Paris flat. Anyway I love the light, floral scent and wear it most days. So I was especially happy to open a parcel containing a tube of Issey Miyake body lotion.
Issey Miyake L'eau D'Issey body lotion, to give it its full name, comes in a plain white tube with silver writing. In this case less is more as far as the packaging goes and I think it looks really classy. The tube has a screw top lid and the tube can stand on its lid when not in use. Like the perfume of the same name, the body lotion has the most gorgeous scent that is not too sweet and certainly doesn't overpower. I find describing fragrances difficult, but would describe this as light, floral with a slight woody scent. The lotion is quite thick and is easy to squeeze a little from the tube. I like to use a little after a bath or shower and you really only need a little. The lotion is not at all greasy and is easily absorbed.
The body lotion is enriched with aquaphyline, which is supposed to help the skin retain moisture. I can say that after using this lotion my skin feels soft and smooth. However for me, the best thing is that gorgeous floral, light scent. The scent is long lasting too and after applying in the morning I can still detect the scent several hours later. This is not a cheap body lotion and it is on sale in Boots for £27.58 for a 200 ml tube. It can also be bought from Amazon for £17.95. At that price I won't be buying this for myself, so will have to use my tube sparingly!
Issey Miyake L'eau d'Issey is one of my favourite fragrances. With its gorgeous, floral and kind of sweet smell I think it is perfect. Whenever I wear the perfume I feel ever so slightly sexier and it is rare I feel sexy these days! I was over the moon when my parents bought me a gift set which included a 100ml moisturising body lotion along with the perfume and I couldn't wait to try it.
The tube is nothing special at all to look at. It is white with a silvery grey writing on it and that is all really. There is a screw lid at the bottom of the tube. I always find these quite handy as it means that the tube can rest on it and will always stand up nicely on my dressing table.
When you screw off the lid you have the nozzle in which the cream comes out of. You need to squeeze the tube gently to get some of the lotion on to your hands. You will notice immediately when the lotion begins to come out what an amazing smell it has. It is nowhere near as strong as the perfume itself but it is sweet and smells divine.
The lotion isn't too thick or too runny and I would say it is just about right. You don't need a huge amount to rub on to your body and it rubs in well. You are not left with skin that feels greasy afterwards. I wouldn't say that it makes my skin feel moisturised, which is what it is meant to do, but I don't really care to be honest. The smell of the product is more than enough to keep me happy.
The fragrance of the lotion will linger on your skin for a good few hours in my experience and it makes a great base if you are having a nice night out and want to apply this before applying your Issey Miyake perfume.
Now for the bad part....you can buy this lotion from Boots for £27.00 for 200ml. Whilst it does last a long time I wouldn't be able to afford to go out and purchase a body lotion that is that expensive sadly. An option may be to wait until the festive period when the gift sets are always about and work out at better value.
I do recommend this product totally-if you can afford the hefty price tag.